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limited

  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    express.
    • he caught the express to New York
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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undulate

  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; ruffle; cockle.
  • verb occur in soft rounded shapes
    roll.
    • The hills rolled past

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climb_on

  • verb get up on the back of
    hop on; get on; mount; mount up; bestride; jump on.
    • mount a horse

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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shamble

  • noun walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
    shambling; shuffle; shuffling.
    • from his shambling I assumed he was very old
  • verb walk by dragging one's feet
    shuffle; scuffle.
    • he shuffled out of the room
    • We heard his feet shuffling down the hall

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marching

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    march.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • verb march in a procession
    process; march.
    • They processed into the dining room

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regularize

  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularise; regulate; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate
  • verb make regular or more regular
    regularise.
    • regularize the heart beat with a pace maker

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stub

  • noun a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost
  • noun a small piece
    nub.
    • a nub of coal
    • a stub of a pencil

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swag

  • noun valuable goods
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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ventilate

  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    vent; air out; air.
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
  • verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
    • Wheat should be well ventilated

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catheterise

  • verb insert a catheter into (a body part)
    catheterize.
    • catheterize the patient's bladder

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toothed_wheel

  • noun a wheel with teeth for making a row of perforations
    roulette.

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chatter

  • noun noisy talk
    yack; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • noun the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
    chattering.

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tweet

  • noun a weak chirping sound as of a small bird
  • verb make a weak, chirping sound
    twirp.
    • the small bird was tweeting in the tree

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swan

  • noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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unroll

  • verb reverse the winding or twisting of
    wind off; unwind.
    • unwind a ball of yarn
  • verb unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state
    unfurl.
    • unfurl a banner

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bike

  • noun a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
    motorcycle.
  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bicycle; cycle.

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pronator

  • noun a muscle that produces or assists in pronation

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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angulate

  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angular.

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phillips_screw

  • noun a screw with a special head having crossed slots

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sandblast

  • noun a blast of wind laden with sand
  • verb grind with a sandblast
    • sandblast the facade of the building

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well_over

  • verb flow or run over (a limit or brim)
    run over; overflow; brim over; overrun.

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sinking

  • noun a descent as through liquid (especially through water)
    • they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic
  • noun a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)
    • after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market
    • he could not control the sinking of his legs

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antecede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    forego; predate; forgo; antedate; precede.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools

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swivel

  • noun a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
  • verb turn on a pivot
    pivot.

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impart

  • verb transmit (knowledge or skills)
    leave; give; pass on.
    • give a secret to the Russians
    • leave your name and address here
    • impart a new skill to the students
  • verb bestow a quality on
    lend; contribute; add; bring; bestow.
    • Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company
    • The music added a lot to the play
    • She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings
    • This adds a light note to the program

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swerving

  • noun the act of turning aside suddenly
    veering; swerve.
  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right

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mortice

  • noun a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
    mortise.
  • verb cut a hole for a tenon in
    mortise.

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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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rotary_motion

  • noun the act of rotating as if on an axis
    rotation.
    • the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

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evert

  • verb turn inside out; turn the inner surface of outward
    • evert the eyelid
  • noun United States tennis player who won women's singles titles in the United States and at Wimbledon (born in 1954)
    Christine Marie Evert; Chrissie Evert; Chris Evert.

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bringing

  • noun the act of delivering or distributing something (as goods or mail)
    delivery.
    • his reluctant delivery of bad news
  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    bring; take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point

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pull_through

  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    survive; pull round; make it; come through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds
  • verb bring into safety
    bring through; save; carry through.
    • We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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disturb

  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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whisk

  • noun a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
  • noun a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
    whisk broom.

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cut_away

  • verb move quickly to another scene or focus when filming
    • `cut away now!' the director shouted
  • verb remove by cutting off or away
    • cut away the branch that sticks out

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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upload

  • verb transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller computer or a computer at a remote location

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enclosing

  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; inclosure; enclosure.
  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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move_through

  • verb make a passage or journey from one place to another
    transit; pass through; pass across; pass over.
    • The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs
    • "Some travelers pass through the desert

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heading

  • noun a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
    header; head.
    • the heading seemed to have little to do with the text
  • noun the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    aim; bearing.

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express-mail

  • verb send by express mail or courier
    • Express-mail the documents immediately

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chew

  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    plug; wad; quid; cud; chaw.
  • noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
    manduction; chewing; mastication.

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rollick

  • verb play boisterously
    disport; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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bicycle

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bike; cycle.
  • verb ride a bicycle
    wheel; pedal; bike; cycle.

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give_notice

  • verb terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    give the axe; send away; give the sack; fire; dismiss; terminate; displace; sack; force out; can.
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; apprise; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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pulse

  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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moving_company

  • noun a company that moves the possessions of a family or business from one site to another
    public mover; mover; removal company; removal firm.

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winder

  • noun a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
  • noun mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
    key.

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levitate

  • verb cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
    • The magician levitated the woman
  • verb be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity
    hover.
    • The guru claimed that he could levitate

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channelize

  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    channelise.
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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disk

  • noun something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate
    disc; saucer.
    • the moon's disk hung in a cloudless sky
  • noun a flat circular plate
    disc.

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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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boogie

  • noun an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
    boogie-woogie.
  • verb dance to boogie music

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revolve

  • verb turn on or around an axis or a center
    go around; rotate.
    • The Earth revolves around the Sun
    • The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire
  • verb move in an orbit
    orb; orbit.
    • The moon orbits around the Earth
    • The planets are orbiting the sun
    • electrons orbit the nucleus

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revolver

  • noun a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
    six-shooter; six-gun.
  • noun a door consisting of four orthogonal partitions that rotate about a central pivot; a door designed to equalize the air pressure in tall buildings
    revolving door.

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vest

  • noun a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
    waistcoat.
  • noun a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body
    undershirt; singlet.

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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revolved

  • adjective satellite turned in a circle around an axis
    rotated.
  • verb turn on or around an axis or a center
    revolve; go around; rotate.
    • The Earth revolves around the Sun
    • The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire

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set_down

  • verb put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
    get down; put down; write down.
  • verb reach or come to rest
    land.
    • The bird landed on the highest branch
    • The plane landed in Istanbul

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crunch

  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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tussle

  • noun disorderly fighting
    dogfight; hassle; scuffle; rough-and-tumble.
  • verb fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
    scuffle.
    • the drunken men started to scuffle

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avert

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn away or aside
    turn away.
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered

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turn_turtle

  • verb overturn accidentally
    turtle; capsize.
    • Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!

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teetertotter

  • noun a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
    tilting board; teeter; teeter-totter; seesaw; dandle board; teeterboard.
  • verb ride on a plank
    seesaw; teeter-totter.

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hammer_in

  • verb teach by drills and repetition
    ram down; beat in; drill in.

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herd

  • noun a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
  • noun a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

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studio

  • noun workplace for the teaching or practice of an art
    • she ran a dance studio
    • the music department provided studios for their students
    • you don't need a studio to make a passport photograph
  • noun an apartment with a living space and a bathroom and a small kitchen
    studio apartment.

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nosedive

  • noun a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline
    • the stock took a nosedive
  • noun a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
    dive; nose dive.

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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spark_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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prostrate

  • verb get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    bow down.
  • verb render helpless or defenseless
    • They prostrated the enemy

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uplifting

  • noun the rise of something
    • the uplifting of the clouds revealed the blue of a summer sky
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    intoxicate; uplift; elate; pick up; lift up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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rollerblade

  • noun (trademark) an in-line skate
  • verb travel on shoes with a single line of rubber wheels attached to their soles
    • you'd better wear a helmet and knee protectors when you Rollerblade!
    • The muscular actor loves to Rollerblade

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precede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; predate; forgo; antedate.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
  • verb come before
    predate.
    • Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

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send_on

  • verb send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
    forward.
    • forward my mail

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leaven

  • noun a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
    leavening.
  • noun an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something
    leavening.
    • his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor

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bunker

  • noun a hazard on a golf course
    trap; sand trap.
  • noun a large container for storing fuel
    • the ship's bunkers were full of coal

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maunder

  • verb wander aimlessly
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; mumble; mutter.

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fantastic

  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    grotesque; antic; fantastical.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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campaign

  • noun a race between candidates for elective office
    run; political campaign.
    • I managed his campaign for governor
    • he is raising money for a Senate run
  • noun a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    cause; drive; crusade; effort; movement.
    • he supported populist campaigns
    • they worked in the cause of world peace
    • the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
    • the movement to end slavery
    • contributed to the war effort

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serialize

  • verb arrange serially
    serialise.
    • Serialize the numbers

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replace

  • verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    • He replaced the old razor blade
    • We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
    • the insurance will replace the lost income
    • This antique vase can never be replaced
  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supercede; supplant; supersede; supervene upon.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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pyramid

  • noun a polyhedron having a polygonal base and triangular sides with a common vertex
  • noun (stock market) a series of transactions in which the speculator increases his holdings by using the rising market value of those holdings as margin for further purchases

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slam_dance

  • noun a form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another; normally performed to punk rock
    slam dancing.
  • verb dance the slam dance
    thrash; slam; mosh.

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compartmentalise

  • verb separate into isolated compartments or categories
    cut up; compartmentalize.
    • You cannot compartmentalize your life like this!

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clear_out

  • verb move out and leave nothing behind
  • verb clear out the chest and lungs
    expectorate; drive out.
    • This drug expectorates quickly

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removal

  • noun the act of removing
    remotion.
    • he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy
  • noun dismissal from office

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manoeuver

  • verb act in order to achieve a certain goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre.
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; steer.

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set_back

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; defer; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb slow down the progress of; hinder
    • His late start set him back

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plow

  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
    plough.
  • verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    turn; plough.
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring

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plop

  • noun the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash
  • verb drop something with a plopping sound

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motivate

  • verb give an incentive for action
    prompt; propel; incite; move; actuate.
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career

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twirler

  • noun someone who twirls a baton
    baton twirler.
  • noun (baseball) the person who does the pitching
    hurler; pitcher.
    • our pitcher has a sore arm

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pigeonhole

  • noun a specific (often simplistic) category
  • noun a small compartment
    cubbyhole.

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gradate

  • verb arrange according to grades
    • These lines are gradated
  • verb pass imperceptibly from one degree, shade, or tone into another
    • The paint on these walls gradates but you don't see it

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plod

  • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    plodding.
    • I could recognize his plod anywhere
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    footslog; tramp; trudge; slog; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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interlace

  • verb spin,wind, or twist together
    twine; lace; intertwine; enlace; entwine.
    • intertwine the ribbons
    • Twine the threads into a rope
    • intertwined hearts
  • verb hold in a locking position
    lock; interlock.
    • He locked his hands around her neck

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call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

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spike

  • noun a transient variation in voltage or current
  • noun sports equipment consisting of a sharp point on the sole of a shoe worn by athletes
    • spikes provide greater traction

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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survive

  • verb continue to live through hardship or adversity
    live on; last; hold up; live; endure; hold out; go.
    • We went without water and food for 3 days
    • These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
    • The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
    • how long can a person last without food and water?
  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    pull round; make it; come through; pull through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds

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run_aground

  • verb bring to the ground
    strand; ground.
    • the storm grounded the ship
  • verb hit or reach the ground
    ground.

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swap

  • noun an equal exchange
    swop; barter; trade.
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
  • verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    switch; swop; trade.

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mush

  • noun any soft or soggy mass
    pulp.
    • he pounded it to a pulp
  • noun cornmeal boiled in water
    cornmeal mush.

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ferrying

  • noun transport by boat or aircraft
    ferry.
  • verb transport from one place to another
    ferry.

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posting

  • noun a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
    notice; placard; poster; bill; card.
    • a poster advertised the coming attractions
  • noun (bookkeeping) a listing on the company's records
    • the posting was made in the cash account

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saber

  • noun a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
    sabre.
  • noun a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
    cavalry sword; sabre.

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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whirling

  • noun the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
    gyration.
  • verb turn in a twisting or spinning motion
    swirl; whirl; twiddle; twirl.
    • The leaves swirled in the autumn wind

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canalise

  • verb provide (a city) with a canal
    canal; canalize.
  • verb direct the flow of
    canalize; channel.
    • channel information towards a broad audience

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remount

  • noun a fresh horse especially (formerly) to replace one killed or injured in battle
  • verb mount again
    • he remounted his horse

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lunge

  • noun the act of moving forward suddenly
    lurch.
  • noun (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
    passado; straight thrust.

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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wildcat

  • noun an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field
    wildcat well.
  • noun a cruelly rapacious person
    beast; savage; wolf; brute.

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hurl

  • noun a violent throw
    cast.
  • verb throw forcefully
    cast; hurtle.

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adjourn

  • verb close at the end of a session
    recess; break up.
    • The court adjourned
  • verb break from a meeting or gathering
    retire; withdraw.
    • We adjourned for lunch
    • The men retired to the library

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hole

  • noun an opening into or through something
  • noun an opening deliberately made in or through something

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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overrun

  • noun too much production or more than expected
    overproduction.
  • verb invade in great numbers
    infest.
    • the roaches infested our kitchen

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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drop_anchor

  • verb secure a vessel with an anchor
    cast anchor; anchor.
    • We anchored at Baltimore

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err

  • verb to make a mistake or be incorrect
    slip; mistake.
  • verb wander from a direct course or at random
    drift; stray.
    • The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
    • don't drift from the set course

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pursue

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb follow in or as if in pursuit
    follow.
    • The police car pursued the suspected attacker
    • Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

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debark

  • verb go ashore
    disembark; set down.
    • The passengers disembarked at Southampton

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snip_off

  • verb sever or remove by pinching or snipping
    snip; nip; nip off; clip.
    • nip off the flowers

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move_reflexively

  • verb move in an uncontrolled manner
    move involuntarily.

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straddle

  • noun a noncommittal or equivocal position
  • noun a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars

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cut_to

  • verb move to another scene when filming
    • The camera cut to the sky

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install

  • verb set up for use
    instal; set up; put in.
    • install the washer and dryer
    • We put in a new sink
  • verb put into an office or a position
    instal.
    • the new president was installed immediately after the election

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shelve

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb place on a shelf
    • shelve books

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elbow

  • noun hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
    elbow joint; cubitus; human elbow; articulatio cubiti; cubital joint.
  • noun a sharp bend in a road or river

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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set_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; start out; start; part; set out; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida

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defer

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; remit; put off; put over; shelve; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb yield to another's wish or opinion
    give in; accede; submit; bow.
    • The government bowed to the military pressure

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whipping_top

  • noun a top that is spun by whipping
    whip top.

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quiver

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a shaky motion
    quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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triple

  • noun a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
    three-bagger; three-base hit.
  • noun a set of three similar things considered as a unit
    triad; trio; triplet.

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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trigger_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

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quail

  • noun flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised
  • noun small gallinaceous game birds

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mail

  • noun the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
  • noun the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
    post; mail service; postal service.
    • the mail handles billions of items every day
    • he works for the United States mail service
    • in England they call mail `the post'

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mill_around

  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; lurk; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?
  • verb move about in a confused manner
    mill; mill about.

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attract

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; pull in; draw in; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
  • verb be attractive to
    appeal.
    • The idea of a vacation appeals to me
    • The beautiful garden attracted many people

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cut_off

  • verb make a break in
    interrupt; disrupt; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages
  • verb cease, stop
    cut.
    • cut the noise
    • We had to cut short the conversation

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hoe

  • noun a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle
  • verb dig with a hoe
    • He is hoeing the flower beds

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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stride

  • noun a step in walking or running
    pace; tread.
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    pace; footstep; step.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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transfuse

  • verb impart gradually
    instill.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students
  • verb pour out of one vessel into another

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travel

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travelling; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something
    change of location.

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peregrinate

  • verb travel around, through, or over, especially on foot
    • peregrinate the bridge

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slalom

  • noun a downhill race over a winding course defined by upright poles
  • verb race on skis around obstacles

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tippytoe

  • verb walk on one's toes
    tip; tiptoe.

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